Memories of Dad, and Winter Boots

Christmas night

I LOVE winter boots… seriously love em… and when I read this article on Yahoo about 21 Winter Boots from $27 to $2000 #YahooStyle, it reminded me about winter and snowy days from my childhood.

As a little girl growing up in New Jersey, I always had delightful memories of snow-filled days… no school… pulling on my snow pants and fuzzy lined boots to attack the snow with gusto. However, another member of my family was not so keen on the flakes; my Dad did not like snow. Actually, and this is not an understatement, he hated snow with a passion and everything that came with it.

Boy Laying On Ground Making Snow Angel

Let me put it into context for you… you know that wintery song (and sing along if you do), “Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful… and since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.” In my family, we were forbidden to sing it in the house, or car, for fear that we would bring upon the dreadful doom, plummeting from the sky.

A little family secret… If my Mother saw that it was snowing out, before my dad got out of bed, she went around the house closing the blinds so that he would not see it until opened the door to leave; I am sure you can imagine the verbal scene that transpired.

While Dad was having himself a fit on the front lawn, I cannot help but to remember the snow, and the feeling of abandonment of slipping into warm boots and heading into the cold wintery air. To this day, I have a fascination with boots; from short to long, and everything in-between, boots are my go-to staple each winter.

In fact, I have an amazing husband, who took himself to the shoe store one year and picked out boots for me! …And they were THE perfect fit. What a man!


But I digress… There are so many style savvy boot finds in the Yahoo article, at all price-points, that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. This season, I am particularly drawn to short, leather, faux-fur lined boots. And I never forget a pair of fabulous socks (hmmmmm, may be a great gift for the holiday… hint-hint)!

What about you? Have a look and share your fav winter boots!

Thank you Yahoo! for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Yahoo!, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. 

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